I went into NodeCore fully knowing it's supposed to be tough, a game where you have to figure out simple mechanics yourself and combine them into a greater whole.
I went into NodeCore fully knowing it'll take >1hr to figure mechnics out.
Those expectations were severely wrong.
NodeCore is a game for people that like reading cheat-sheets that don't exist.
I spent multiple sessions trying to figure mechanics out, getting half way and giving up.
However, you can't give up, as the wiki dosen't explain mechanics (not the game's fault) and figuring out mechanics from the code is near futile.
Wonderful concept & mechanics, but it's just not fun.